On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1971

Historical Events

Sports History

Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season

  • MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado
  • Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
1971 Highlights

About September 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra